Landscaping: 14 easy-to-copy DIY ideas for the garden

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Landscaping: 14 easy-to-copy DIY ideas for the garden

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  by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd
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So, you've got a garden but you want to make some improvements to it? It can be overwhelming and you might not know where to start, but the good news it that with a but of DIY enthusiasm, it can be quite easy!

Everyone likes the idea of having something bespoke, stylish and elegant, and this DIY garden edition of homify promises to help you create your own original garden features. These eye-catching accessories and furniture will make your garden aesthetically appealing, attractive and the talk of your next social event. Let’s be inspired to make anything from patio furniture to sun shades. Your garden will be spectacular again.

1. Go for a brick braai area as your first foray into the DIY world of projects

2. Solar-powered lights are a great way to save energy and work on your eco-friendly home atmosphere

 Garden  by Duncan Meerding
Duncan Meerding

Cracked Log Lamps

Duncan Meerding

3. Creative pallet furniture is a fun and affordable weekend project that won’t take that long either

 Garden  by Pallet furniture uk
Pallet furniture uk

Garden corner unit

Pallet furniture uk

4. Plan the layout of your decked terrace to simplify the project

 Garden  by Lothian Design
Lothian Design

Garden furniture

Lothian Design

5. No garden is complete without some water features, look for an idea that is easy to install

 Garden  by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

Tetsu bachi granite bowl water feature

Lush Garden Design

6. Make your own shaded area with some stretched canvas, and never get sunburnt again

7. It’s time to upcycle those old tables and create your own outdoor bar! Cut a hole in the middle and add a container for good measure

 Garden  by Garden Trading
Garden Trading

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler

Garden Trading

8. It may be time to be creative with some wooden planters, repurpose apple boxes are a great starting point

 Garden  by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd
Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Laundry Cottage, Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

9. Train climber to grow over an arbour in the garden for a perfect effect, and no carpentry is required!

10. Use old wooden ladders as shelving for pot plant holders and create a green loving effect in every corner of your garden

11. It may be time to build a greenhouse in your garden and never be without your favourite blooms and veggies. Don’t be scared to get in touch with your creative side, they usually come in a kit that just needs to be assembled

 Garden  by homify

Swallow Kingfisher 6x6 Wooden Greenhouse


You can contact a professional carpenter or landscaper if you aren't sure where to begin

12. A fire pit is a great way to cook your meals in rustic fashion. These can be built from any fire-proof material and will look sensational too

 Garden  by wood-fired oven
wood-fired oven

rondo firepit

wood-fired oven

13. A gazebo may require an extra set of hands to set up, but ensure that the ground is level before you begin

14. How about this simple, quiet garden seating made with some muslin cloth

Which DIY project will you implement in your garden?
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